UC Davis Aggies vs. CSUN Matadors ATS Prediction 01/18/20

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The UC Davis Aggies (7-11, 1-1 BigWst) will be at the Matadome to square off with the CSUN Matadors (7-12, 2-1 BigWst) in a BigWst matchup. The game gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

UC Davis Aggies at CSUN Matadors ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Matadors beat the UC Riverside Highlanders 80-68, while the Aggies won a close one over the Long Beach State Beach 85-82.

The Aggies forced 18 turnovers and had a free throw rate of 0.509 (above their season average of 0.222). The Matadors, meanwhile, had a great free throw rate of 0.255 (above their season average of 0.231) and had a turnover percentage of 12.4 (better than their season average of 15.8). CSUN’s Lamine Diane had a solid performance, finishing with 36 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, Ezra Manjon was a key piece for UC Davis with 19 points.

This was a highly competitive series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Matadors won the most recent contest 81-76. The Matadors’ 33.3 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest strength over the Aggies, who had a rate of 25.6. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It will be a showdown of opposite tempos as the fast-breaking Matadors (ranked 73rd in the country in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Aggies (213th in possessions per game).

UC Davis vs. CSUN ATS Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – CSUN, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • UC Davis ranks 85th in three pointers allowed per game (20.5) while CSUN ranks 234th (25.2).
  • The Matadors rank 35th in steals allowed per game (5.4) while the Aggies rank 73rd (6.0).
  • CSUN ranks 237th in rebounds per game (32.9) while UC Davis ranks 268th (30.9).
  • The Aggies average 13.5 assists per game, which ranks 117th in the country. The Matadors rank 237th in assists allowed per game (15.9).
  • UC Davis ranks 45th in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while CSUN ranks 108th (3.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Aggies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.6, up from 1.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Matadors have scored an average of 86.6 points per game (11.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.2 points per game (4.9 below their season average).